Union: Closing Wausau mail facility could delay delivery

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A U.S. Postal Service sign is seen outside a drive-up mail drop-off area in Madison, Wis., on Aug. 17, 2020. Operational changes have sparked a multistate lawsuit and congressional hearings as concerns mount about the ability of the Postal Service to deliver absentee ballots on time in November. Coburn Dukehart / Wisconsin Watch

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Postal union representatives warn that a plan to close Wausau’s mail sorting facility could lead to delivery delays in parts of Wisconsin.

The U.S Postal Service announced last month that it plans to consolidate 18 mail facilities nationwide. In Wisconsin, mail sorting from the Wausau facility would move to Green Bay.

Mail from some northern Wisconsin ZIP codes, including Rhinelander and Hurley, were moved to Green Bay in 2015.

The latest plan would complete the process the Postal Service started then and would affect mail across central and northern Wisconsin.